Facebook brings Stories to Facebook Dating
Re-share from your Instagram or FacebookBringing Stories to the app is designed to give people more insight into their matches while also proving they’re real people, says Charmaine Hung, lead product manager on Stories for Facebook Dating.
INSTAGRAM is finally bringing messaging to the web – six years after the feature launched for the mobile app. It means you'll be able to slide into Instagram DMs are now available in web browsers for some users. This finally unlocks the DM feature on desktop computers, laptops, and phone users
Instagram is finally adding direct messaging to its web app from today. A select few users will gain access to desktop DMs as the company refocuses on its messaging strategy. Facebook is adding Instagram Direct to the Instagram web app.
Instagram has announced that Direct messaging for the desktop version of the platform is in the works.
Slowly but surely, Instagram's desktop platform is gaining features previously exclusive to the mobile version of the application; the latest feature in development for the browser version is Direct messaging.
On Tuesday, the Facebook-owned company said that it is "currently testing Direct messaging on the web, so you can read and reply to your messages from wherever you are." The feature -- which will be basically identical to its mobile counterpart -- is rolling out for a small collection of users to test out ahead of the global public launch.
Spotify for iOS finally gets a sleep timer
The Spotify app for iOS-powered devices has gained the Sleep Timer feature that Android users have had access to since May. The feature began rolling out for iOS devices Monday, about six months after it became accessible to Android users back in May. Now users of both operating systems can set timers 5, 10, 15, 30, 45, or one hour long or until the end of the currently playing track.A similar tool has been available for Apple Music, though users have to set it within the device's native clock app.
Instagram ’s move toward more desktop functionality comes after the big, controversial Businesses can already respond to Instagram DMs via Facebook. A few weeks back, Instagram Facebook is promoting integration as a way to bring more convenience to the platform — which it does.
Instagram is finally bringing direct messages to the web. Starting today, a “small percentage” of the platform ’s global users will be able to access their DMs from Instagram ’s website, which should be useful for businesses, influencers, and anyone else who sends lots of DMs
DMs, but make them desktop.
We're currently testing Direct messaging on the web, so you can read and reply to your messages from wherever you are.
— Instagram (@instagram)
January 14, 2020
Users will be able create group conversations as well as send stickers and other content just like they can on their smartphones. Such an addition will streamline the Instagram experience across devices and possibly even across platforms, a change that would support Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's vision to combine the messaging services of Facebook's Messenger, WhatsApp, and Instagram.
Though the company did not comment on when browser-based DMs will be available to the rest of the world, it should hit the platform over the next few months.
Google Stadia plans to add over 120 games in 2020 .
When Google Stadia launched in November, it didn't garner an overwhelming reception, but it didn't exactly flop, either. It's a competent product that lets gamers play new titles with a modest investment in hardware. Just open up Chrome, an app or turn on your Chromecast and you're ready to play once you've logged in. Early adopters complained about lag, low-resolution visuals, missing features and a paltry selection of games, though. To address Stadia's growing pains, Google has drawn out a vague but promising roadmap for the year, with the addition of more than 120 games as a highlight.